AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) is a worldwide development partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers, and other companies from the electronics, semiconductor, and software industries. AUTOSAR paves the way for innovative electronic systems that further improve performance, safety, and environmental friendliness and is a key enabling technology to manage the growing electrics/electronics complexity. It aims to be prepared for the upcoming technologies and to improve cost efficiency without making any compromise with respect to quality. Finally, AUTOSAR facilitates the exchange and update of software and hardware over the service life of the vehicle.
Car Connectivity Consortium
The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) is dedicated to developing global standards for smartphone in-car connectivity. Since its inception in February 28, 2011 the CCC has grown to 94 members. These members are among the world's leading automotive, mobile communications, and consumer electronics industry companies representing over 70% of the worldwide market share in vehicles and over 60% of the worldwide market share in smartphones.
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. A large and vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities, research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse platform.
GENIVI is a non-profit industry alliance of more than 200 automotive OEMs committed to driving the broad adoption of an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) open source development platform. Mentor Embedded is a Board Member of GENIVI and has a history of active participation in GENIVI and delivering timely GENIVI compliant solutions.
Khronos Group (OpenGL ES, OpenMax, OpenVG)
The Khronos Group is a member-funded industry consortium focused on the creation of open standard, royalty-free APIs to enable the authoring and accelerated playback of dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. All Khronos members are able to contribute to the development of Khronos API specifications, are empowered to vote at various stages before public deployment, and are able to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge 3D platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests.
SD Card Association
In January 2000, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic), SanDisk Corporation and Toshiba Corporation established the SD Card Association as a new industry-wide organization charged with setting industry standards and promoting wide acceptance for the SD Memory Card in digital applications.
The association aims to establish the technical and specification standards for SD Memory Card applications, to continuously promote the SD memory card as the de-facto industry standard, and to encourage the development of digital A/V, wireless communication, and digital networking products that utilize the many unique benefits of SD technology.
The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC)
EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, was formed in 1997 to develop meaningful performance benchmarks for the hardware and software used in embedded systems. Through the combined efforts of its members, EEMBC® benchmarks have become an industry standard for evaluating the capabilities of embedded processors, compilers, and Java implementations according to objective, clearly defined, application-based criteria.
USB-IF: USB Integrators Forum
USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology. The Forum facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB peripherals (devices), and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing.